Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

State Nears Official Consideration of Pebble Mine

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Tuesday, Legislators began looking at the mass of information they will need as the state nears official consideration of...

McAdams Unveils Energy Plan

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Scott McAdams faced the press on Tuesday with his Alaska energy plan.  McAdams, speaking in...

Mat-Su Voters Have a Lot on Their Ballots

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage When Mantanuska-Susitna Borough voters go to the polls on October 5, ballot propositions 2, 3 and 4, will ask...

Stevens Laid to Rest in Arlington

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery today at 9 am Alaska time,...

Subsistence Violation Could Prompt Policy Changes

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka The dismissal earlier this month of a subsistence violation against Senator Albert Kookesh could prompt major changes in the...

Walker Will Not Run As A Write-In Candidate

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Bill Walker says he will not continue his gubernatorial bid. He says finishing second in the...

Prosecutor in Senator Stevens Case Commits Suicide

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC One of the lead lawyers who prosecuted Senator Ted Stevens has killed himself, according to NPR.  Nicholas Marsh...

Commission Discusses Oil Spill Prevention

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The commission put together by President Obama to look at the BP oil blowout in the Gulf of...

UA Board of Regents Hold Off on Tuition Decision Until November

Miller Kelly, KTOO – Juneau No change to a previously approved tuition hike for University of Alaska students starting next school year. Friday morning...

Parnell Affirms Endorsement of Miller

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Friday, Governor Parnell affirmed his endorsement of Republican and Tea Party candidate Joe Miller’s bid for the U.S. Senate...

Young Not Endorsing Any U.S. Senate Candidates

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Congressman Don Young is not endorsing a candidate in the U.S. Senate race.  He says he has called...

Fishermen, Alaska Native Leaders Urge EPA to Protect Bristol Bay

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Fishermen and Alaska Native leaders opposed to the Pebble Mine project are in Washington, D.C. meeting with officials...

McAdams Campaign Stressing Jobs, Resource Development

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Scott McAdams spent the last two days campaigning and fundraising in Fairbanks. Yesterday,...

Murkowski Retains Position on Energy Committee

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senator Lisa Murkowski prevailed in Washington on Wednesday, hanging on to her job as the top Republican...

Miller Defends Acceptance of Federal Farm Subsidies

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks and Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller defends his acceptance of federal farm subsidies...

Despite Different Methods, Gubernatorial Candidates Focus on Same Goal

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The two major party candidates for governor faced each other in Juneau on Wednesday in a debate before the...

Alaska Native Corporation Leaders Meet About Proposed 8(a) Program Changes

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage The leadership of three Alaska Native Corporations, Southcentral’s Cook Inlet Region Incorporated or CIRI, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, ...

PFD Announced at $1,281 This Year

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau Today, Governor Sean Parnell announced this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend. Parnell and other administration members announced the amount in the...

Republicans May Strip Murkowski of Place on Energy Committee

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senate Republicans will likely strip Senator Murkowski of her ranking position on the Energy Committee, as punishment for...

Effort to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Falters in Senate

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senate Democrats lost their attempt today to take up a major military bill that includes allowing the repeal...